By Griff Witte and Karla Adam
named two of the three attackers who killed seven people during a rampage through central London, saying that both had lived only miles away from the scene of the carnage and that one had been on the radar of security services. Police on Monday (click here)
London’s Metropolitan Police identified the assailants as 27-year-old Khuram Shazad Butt, a British citizen who was born in Pakistan, and 30-year-old Rachid Redouane, who had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan.
Both lived in the Barking area of east London, only a half-hour’s drive from London Bridge and Borough Market — the two adjacent areas where victims were targeted Saturday night. Police did not identify the third attacker, saying efforts to confirm his identity are ongoing.
One of the attackers had been investigated in 2015, but police said they had no warning of a plot and the investigation had been dropped to a lower priority.
“Khuram Shazad Butt was known to the police and MI5,” police said in a statement, referring to Britain’s main domestic intelligence agency. “However, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritized accordingly. The other named man, Rachid Redouane, was not known.”...
"The Daily Mail" describes young men radicalized for their own identity as they resided in London.
- One of the London Bridge terrorists who killed seven was left 'traumatised' at the age of 12 by death of father.
- Killer was also involved in a car accident outside his east London home when he was around eight years old
The killer, 27, (According to the Washington Post, the 27-year-old is Khuram Shazad Butt) whose name is not being released on police advice but who is known as 'Abz', had also been run over outside his house in East London when he was around eight years old.
Neighbours said his father 'brought the children up well' and that his loss had a profound effect on the youngster, paving the way for his extremism.
He later became radicalised and had an arranged marriage which produced two children.
The new details come as it emerged the killer:
- 'Slipped through the security service net' despite being reported to police twice for extremism,...
This occurred in Boston as well. What is it about police work that is dismissing a potential killer?